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Trio charged for theft at Wal-Mart

Gary E. Salazar

— Three residents of Craig were arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing more than $1,000 in food and merchandise from two Steamboat Springs businesses.

Lisa Hernandez and Isabel Torrez, along with a 17-year-old girl, allegedly stole about $800 worth of clothing and electronic merchandise from Wal-Mart Thursday morning.

The trio is also suspected of stealing about $200 worth of groceries from City Market. Both businesses are located in the 1800 block of Central Park Plaza.

Hernandez and Torrez each face a felony theft charge. They appeared in Routt County Court Friday. Judge James Garrecht set the women’s bail at $5,000.

The girl was turned over to the county’s department of social services.

According to court records, the three suspects were arrested after they allegedly filled grocery bags with food items and walked out of City Market at about 11 a.m.

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The suspects were confronted by store officials outside the store and detained until Steamboat Springs police officers arrived at the scene.

Police later found the items from Wal-Mart, which the suspects allegedly stole before they went into City Market, records show.

Wal-Mart officials told police the women had been in the business earlier in the morning and had purchased a 12-pack of pop.

Hernandez and Torrez will return to court at 1 p.m. Wednesday.